Adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) are prescribed to people with allergies who are at risk of having a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)....
Key things to remember:
- If you suspect someone is having a severe allergic reaction, give adrenaline WITHOUT DELAY – if available. If in doubt, give adrenaline!
- Lie the person flat with legs raised, if breathing is difficult allow to sit with legs raised. Do not stand the person up!
- Dial 999 for an ambulance and state anaphylaxis (ana -fill- axis) to get medical help as soon as possible.
- Always carry two AAIs with you at all times. If symptoms do not improve within 5 minutes, administer the second AAI in the other thigh.
- Check your expiry dates on each AAI. Epi-Pen offers a FREE expiry alert service to receive reminders by text or email when your EpiPen is about to expire.
- A trainer device is a useful tool for practising how to use your AAI and teaching others how to use it. Order an Epi-Pen trainer device today.